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Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 08/09/2014
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The Company:
Our client, a major international oil and gas operator, seeks Planning Engineer to join their team in Houston!

The Role:
To deliver and maintain standard, consistent and realistic project plans reflecting the assessed risk parameters for each project.

Principal Accountabilities:

-Deliver and maintain consistent and realistic plans and control structures for major, complex projects.
-Develop the list of plans required to execute the project and their hierarchy relationship.
-Drive, manage and ensure completeness of the development of the activities, logic, resources and progress for the integrated project schedule, leading to the creation of the baseline and its subsequent maintenance.
-Instigate, develop and police the planning and progress monitoring procedures to ensure that each element of the project performs the processes timely and consistently.
-Own the overall schedule monthly progress update, forecast, critical path and trend analyses.
-Develop status reporting framework and implement throughout the planning hierarchy.
-Provide regular and comprehensive schedule status reports to Project Management.
-Review scope change requests for the impact on schedules and the critical path of the project.
-Prepare reconciliation between earlier schedules and the current schedule.
-Consolidate the impact of approved changes and any deviations from the key project targets and milestones, including productivity monitoring and “What if scenarios” to aid project management decision-making.
-Liaise with and challenge Senior Project Engineering personnel to ensure proper understanding of the key schedule sensitivities and drivers.
-Contribute to the development of contract strategies documents.
-Ensure that all contract key dates and milestones align with the overall integrated plan.
-Evaluate bid schedules and review contractor plans to support contract award recommendations.
-Contribute to the development of the project’s risk profiles and translate these into the plans using deterministic and probabilistic analysis methods, as appropriate.
-Regularly track the schedule risk mitigation efforts, the criticality of the main paths to completion, float consumption and the release of the 50/50 schedule contingency.
-Implement, ensure compliance and utilise the client standard tools and processes.
-Provide input data for and conduct benchmarking activities.
-Deliver close-out data to enable knowledge retention (lessons learned, project data compilation) at completion of work.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
-Degree and/or Certification as a Planning Engineer or equivalent experience
-Minimum of 12 years industry experience in lead planning positions
-Experience in managing small teams of junior personnel
-A high degree of skill in written and oral communications
-Fully versed with Planning principles and techniques and Primavera P6
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